Articles on interpretation pitfalls are notoriously difficult to come by for (at least) two good reasons. The first, and most obvious, reason is that few geoscientists are eager to devote time and energy to writing about pitfalls, the hidden or unrecognized dangers or difficulties in interpretation they have encountered in their work (managers may be even more reluctant to endorse or grant permission for these efforts). It’s certainly more gratifying to write about the successful outcome of a well or the development of a new tool or analytical technique than to discuss errors that were made or reasons why something...

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